July 9, 2015 Subject:
A wonderful resource with some mistakes that may limit effectiveness
I've been looking at men who graduated from the US Naval Academy shortly before and during WWII, trying to make sure there is some kind of memorial online for all of those who lost their lives and/or improve existing web pages. This 1941 Lucky Bag has been very valuable to me. However, there is at least one page missing, all together. I realized it, trying to find Lewis Bailey Pride Jr., who lost his life in the attack on Pearl Harbor, ten months after he was commissioned an ensign. The index says that his bio and photograph is on page 200. However, the pages go from 198 to 201. I found a good picture of him from the 1940 Lucky Bag, since he was the class secretary/treasurer. However, I would like to see his bio, and also the other men who were on those pages. If this can be fixed, I'm sure it would be helpful not just to me, but others, as well.
Another issue is that the "g" is missing on the URL. I still found it when I googled it, but had some difficulties until I realized that it just said "luckyba1941".
However, despite those concerns, I have found this to be an invaluable resource for the sake of memorializing some of the men whose lives were sacrificed in that war. I'm very grateful to whomever has posted it in this forum, and I'm sure there are many others who have found it helpful, or will in the future. I would give it 4.5 stars if that were possible!
Darillyn Lamb Starr,
Col. A. W. Lamb, USMC (Ret.)